Seasons for Growth Adult Programme
Seasons for Growth aims to build resilience and bring hope and confidence to adults who have experienced significant change or loss. Grief may be due to any number of experiences: bereavement, relationship breakdown, coming to a new country or experiencing a natural disaster. It may be a recent loss, or something that happened a long time ago.
The Seasons for Growth Adult Programme consists of two separate components:
- Understanding Change, Loss and Grief (1 x 3 hour seminar session)
- Exploring the Seasons of Grief (8 hours in total – 4 x 2 hour small group workshop sessions)
The Understanding Change, Loss and Grief seminar is designed for use in a wide variety of workplaces and community settings to deepen understandings of the nature and impact of change, loss and grief on the lives of groups or individuals.
The Exploring the Seasons of Grief programme creates a safe place for participants to learn together in small groups of 4-7 adults. The programme supports participants in learning about the personal impacts of change, loss and grief, whilst developing skills in communication, decision-making and problem-solving. This helps to restore self confidence and self-esteem.
What Participants say about Seasons for Growth:
“Reflecting on how to try not to bottle up my feelings, to do something about my issues. If not I could explode”.
“Meeting new people and realising you are not alone”.
“The structure helped me to explore and push forward into areas that normally I viewed with trepidation and fear. The group of us together felt totally secure”.
“Talking about things – opening up about things that I never have”.
“Talking with others going through the same process of ‘grief’. Being able to actually talk about silly little things”.
The Seasons for Growth Adult programme is not widely available in Highland at this point in time. We do however, have trained companions and have offered the seminar in schools and across multi-agency partner groups. We have also been able to offer the Adult Programme to staff in recent times so as to support them to manage their own wellbeing.